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Resource Economics and Policy

Master of Science in Resource Economics & Policy This program emphasizes how economic theory and tools can be applied to environmental, natural resource, energy, agriculture, and economic development problems. It includes the same core economics classes as the Economics MA, plus two courses in advanced resource and environmental economics (macroeconomic theory not required) and elective […]

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Plant Science

The PhD in Plant Science is offered jointly by the School of Biology and Ecology, the School of Food Sciences and Agriculture, the School of Forest Resources, and sometimes other related departments. The Plant Science PhD program gives students interested in plants an opportunity to focus on the ecology, physiology, or molecular biology of plants […]

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Oceanography

The Oceanography program creates and communicates integrated understanding of oceanographic processes by weaving fundamentals from basic sciences and mathematics into a fully interdisciplinary, marine context. As leaders in ocean observation and prediction, we focus expertise on the Gulf of Maine and maintain active research programs throughout the world’s oceans. Mentoring of students in the Program […]

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Marine Policy

The master’s program in Marine Policy (MS) was founded on the idea that the effective application of marine policy requires practitioners, first, to be fluent in the languages and concepts of both the social and natural sciences, and second, to be able to translate those languages to, and for, users of the resource. As a […]

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Marine Biology

The MS and PhD in Marine Biology are designed to provide students with a broad knowledge base in marine biology in areas including, but not restricted to, taxonomy/systematics, comparative morphology, evolution, genetics, physiology, cellular and molecular biology, and ecology. Marine Biology is a dynamic field, and our programs are flexibly designed to accommodate new discoveries […]

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Literacy Education

The literacy education graduate programs (master’s and Educational Specialist degrees) provide the opportunity to explore vital issues of literacy research and instruction with nationally recognized faculty. The programs are designed to engage students in authentic and practical experiences whether working directly with children or adults in our literacy clinic, engaging with students in their own […]

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Kinesiology and Physical Education

The graduate programs in kinesiology and physical education (MS and MEd) offer a general, science-based curriculum that provides the foundation for a career in exercise science or physical education. Students work closely with faculty specialists employing the latest technology to measure and analyze physical response, development, and deviation to provide understanding and application of the theory […]

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Interdisciplinary Doctoral Study

The Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program allows qualified individuals to pursue doctoral study in areas that the University offers no formal degree program but has significant resources and expertise. Students pursue the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. under the direction of a five-member academic advisory committee: Four committee members are graduate faculty of the University of Maine, two of whom must hold […]

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Interdisciplinary Climate Studies

The graduate certificate in Interdisciplinary Climate Studies is designed to provide interdisciplinary climate expertise to people from various disciplines. The educational objectives of this graduate certificate are for students to: Gain an understanding of the Earth’s physical and chemical climate system Gain an understanding of the relationships among climate, ecosystems, and humans Develop basic proficiency […]

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Horticulture

The MS degree in Horticulture may be earned for a program of study comprising at least 30 hours of work including credit for graduate thesis work, which constitutes a major portion of the degree program.  Opportunities to develop research projects exist in a broad range of horticultural topics such as: Ornamental plant selection and evaluation Low-temperature […]

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